Authored by NCAA Basketball Against The Spread Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall and produced by Charliessports.com for their 2014 Basketball game on Thursday Night December 18, 2014 at 8:00 pm EST on the ESPN Television Network.
The (9-0) And second-ranked Duke Blue Devils of the Atlantic Coast Conference will make the trip from tobacco road to the Tri-State area to take on the (4-3) Connecticut Huskies of the American Athletic Conference in 2014 NCAA Basketball action. The team will play at IZOD Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. This Sports Handicapper believes Duke and their sensational Freshman Jahill Okafor will make plenty of noise in the 2015 NCAA March Madness Basketball Tournament. Connecticut was in rebuilding mode after winning the NCAA title last year. The betting line has Duke as an eleven-point favorite Against The Point Spread, and the betting odds total is not available for Thursday’s game.
The 2014-15 Connecticut Huskies are predicted to finish in second place in the AAC this season. Uconn was on a three-game losing streak before their last win against Coppin State on December 14th. The betting odds under is 9-3 their last twelve vs. The Atlantic Coast Conference. The Huskies are 1-4 Against The Point Spread, going over the betting odds total twice and staying under twice on NCAA Basketball Betting Predictions so far in 2014-15. Connecticut lost over 40 points per game from last season’s title winning team, including Shabazz Napier. Connecticut still has his former backcourt Ryan Boatright, who will be the leader of the team this season. Head Coach Kevin Ollie will have the Huskies heading in the right direction come mid-season.
The 2014-15 Duke Blue Devils are predicted to make it all the way to the Final Four this season. Expectations and National Championship aspirations have been high for the past few years in Durham. The betting odds under is 8-3 their last eleven on a neutral court. Duke is 6-3 Against The Point Spread, going over the betting odds total four times and staying under three. Duke has replaced first round NBA draft picks Jabari Parker and Rodney Hood with a phenomenal freshman along with four other first-year players. Duke is a much better team than Connecticut, and they must stay focused to get a victory.
Free Pick: Connecticut+11.